Fossil fuel intensive human activities, which include transportation and energy production, land uses such as development and agriculture, and industrial production have been linked to global increases in greenhouse gases. Although people have contributed to the exponential increase of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, there are opportunities for intervention. Activities that attempt to reduce emissions and decrease levels of atmospheric greenhouse gas emissions are generally known as “mitigation” while activities that respond to changing conditions we are already experiencing are known as “adaptation“. While the land trust community is working to address impacts of our changing climate in various ways, supporting changes in human actions can help reduce the threats this global challenge presents to people and the environment.
Learn more about how your organization can help inspire actions that increase resilience and reduce vulnerabilities of the lands we love and the resources we rely on to climate change impacts.